Salim Malik 101 Runs vs India at Sharjah in 1988 – In the 3rd Match of Champions Trophy on 19 October 1988, Pakistani Middle Order Batsman Salim Malik scored a brilliant hundred 101 off 124 Balls including 5 fours and one six. This was Salim Malik’s 2nd ODI hundred. Because of his batting, Pakistan won the match by 34 runs, and Salim Malik was declared man of the match.
Indian won the toss and elected to field first. Pakistan was one down with three runs on the board. Batting at Number 3, Malik came to the crease and start playing fluent strokes. He made his innings with the ones and two and gets the occasional boundary. Salim Malik also took an important catch of Muhammad Azhar-ud-din off Qadir Bowling and turns the match into Pakistan favors.
With the help of Malik’s hundred, Pakistan put on 246 runs on the board in 49.1 overs. Indian bowling lines were led by Kapil dev 2 for 31 along with Sanjeev Sharma 1 for 51, Mohinder Amarnath (0 for 20), Maninder Singh 3 for 47, Ravi Shastri (0 for 45), and Narendra Hirwani (0 for 41).
In reply, India just managed to score 212 in 50 overs. Wasim Akram picks 2 for 39, Saleem Jaffar 3 for 37, and Abdul Qadir 1 for 34. Pakistan secures the valuable 4 points in the tri-nation champion’s trophy. The third team was West Indies.
This was ODI # 525 and the match was supervised by Dickie Bird and David Shepherd.
Let’s watch the Salim Malik Innings.